Ross Clark


Massachusetts study finds a third of sample have COVID-19 antibodies

20 April 2020 11:44 pm

Last week I reported here a Stanford University study which found that infection with SARS-CoV-2 — the virus which causes COVID-19…

Will Sweden's social distancing-lite work?

20 April 2020 2:56 am

The science of epidemiology relies a lot on modelling because, for obvious reasons, controlled experimentation would be unethical. But in…

Stanford study suggests Covid infections are 50 to 85 times more than confirmed cases

18 April 2020 1:48 am

Another day, and yet more evidence has appeared that could indicate the number of people who have been infected with SARS-CoV-2, the…

Leaked US document suggests Covid may be less lethal but more widespread

16 April 2020 9:51 pm

Have we been vastly underestimating the number of people who have been infected with Covid-19 and correspondingly overestimating its mortality? No…


The cashless lobby is cashing in on the COVID-19 crisis

16 April 2020 5:22 am

Coronavirus, we have been warned many times, has brought scammers out in force. But lobbyists are not far behind. Their…

How many people have Covid-19 and don’t even know it?

5 April 2020 2:52 am

Just how many of us have Covid-19 and are not even aware of it? It’s a question at the heart…

Spain and Italy have been abandoned by the EU

1 April 2020 11:57 pm

If ever there was a time for the EU to show the benefit of belonging to an economic bloc with…

Could measures we've taken to stop Covid-19 already be saving lives?

20 March 2020 3:15 am

Perspective is a bit in short supply at the moment but if you want a brief respite from the onslaught…

How worried should we be about coronavirus?

14 March 2020 9:00 am

Coronavirus may be more widespread than we think – and less deadly

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Coronavirus’s first victim? Money

12 March 2020 7:34 am

The first victim of war, they say, is truth. The first victim of coronavirus, by contrast, is fiscal discipline. Yesterday,…


Market hysteria is not all down to coronavirus

10 March 2020 6:07 am

Is this really about a virus? Oil has plunged 30 percent, the S&P Index seven percent. What is happening on…

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Donald Trump’s ‘hunch’ about coronavirus is likely correct

8 March 2020 3:43 am

Donald Trump is in the soup again, this time for appearing to reject the World Health Organisation’s estimate for the death…

Could coronavirus really trigger the next crash?

1 March 2020 1:30 am

It’s a bloodbath in the markets, but by how much could the real, global economy be affected by the coronavirus…

The most dangerous thing about coronavirus is the hysteria

29 February 2020 9:00 am

The most dangerous thing about coronavirus is the hysteria

Coronavirus could be ‘black swan event’ that costs Trump the presidency

27 February 2020 1:02 am

Donald Trump is, as we know, a noted germophobe. It would be richly ironic, then, if he missed out on…

The police are in thrall to Extinction Rebellion in Cambridge

18 February 2020 2:21 am

When I read that police were invoking emergency powers at an Extinction Rebellion protest in Cambridge I thought: about time,…

The government’s plans for a pandemic are both reassuring and alarming

15 February 2020 9:00 am

How prepared is the UK for a pandemic?

Boris should take back control from the House of Lords

7 February 2020 2:57 am

I imagine that in recommending Philip Hammond and Ken Clarke for peerages, Boris Johnson sees himself in engaging in a…

There’s no need to panic about coronavirus

25 January 2020 3:02 am

In contrast to prophets of doom, who get invited to Davos, asked to address the UN and are able to…

Climate change isn’t responsible for Australia’s hailstorms

22 January 2020 4:00 am

It was pretty inevitable that once rain finally started to fall in South Eastern Australia, extinguishing some of the bushfires…

Forget moving the Lords – lets have an elected senate instead

20 January 2020 3:18 am

In two weeks’ time, we will finally escape the European Union, freeing ourselves from its monumental waste. Waste, that is,…

David Attenborough is making the same mistake as Greta Thunberg

17 January 2020 5:30 pm

It wasn’t so long ago that Sir David Attenborough came across as a calm voice of reason. His much-admired documentaries…

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There’s a long way to go before Trump can declare victory in his trade war

16 January 2020 12:03 pm

There is no shortage of quotes by Donald Trump that his opponents have tried to use against him — few…

What Meghan’s new fans like to ignore

14 January 2020 5:30 pm

What would it take to convert Afua Hirsch to the cause of capitalism? We now know the answer because the…

Could this be the beginning of the end for Iran’s mullahs?

11 January 2020 11:51 pm

It is easy to construct a scenario in which tit for tat actions by the Americans and Iranians lead to…